Monday, November 21, 2011

Beer Review | Terrapin: Hopsecutioner

Terrapin: Hopsecutioner

The review is a supplement to the youtube review that I did.  You can view that review at the link below.   Rating = 96   Rating = 87

Rating: ''A"
In the video, I rated this at a B+.  However that was a few years ago, so I'm not changing my rating to an A.

Style: IPA
Color: Brilliant Orange
ABV: 7.2%
IBU: 78
Malt: 2-row pale, Munich malt. pale crystal, and 24 lov Victory malts.
Hops: Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, and Amarillo.  Then Dry-Hopped with Cascade

Bottle Code:
A best before date notched into the side of the label.

- $1.79 - Single 12oz bottle
- $9.49 - for a 6 pack

The Pour:

The head was absolutely pitiful. Even with a vigorous pour,  there was absolutely none. However, when I swirl the beer around, it froths up.  But then dissipates almost immediately.


The beer was very hazy.  I was expecting a perfectly clear beer.  But it was not.


There's a nice bright piney, resiny hop aroma right up front.
There's the slightest bit of citrusy hop character. It's just peeks through.
There's a hop sweetness, much not much of a sweet maltiness.
It smells like it's going to be a bit on the drier side.
There is no alcohol aroma.


The first thing I noticed was that it had a strong hop bitterness.  It definitely sticks around on your tongue for quite a while.
The citrus in the aroma doesn't really come through in the taste, but the pine definitely does.
It's got a really nice hoppiness with every sip.
The odd thing is, that even though you'd expect there to be a hop fatigue on your tongue,  the hop bite is still really potent.  Which is a really nice refreshing twist because usually after a few sips of a really hoppy beer you begin to just taste... well... beer and not an IPA.


I think hop heads would enjoy this beer immensely.  It's a nice strong beer with wonderful hop aromas.
It you're looking for an IPA that makes your senses go wild but doesn't knock your tongue on it's but from hop fatigue, then this would be a great choice.  It's priced perfectly and it tastes really good.

Worth the Money:

For an IPA of this quality, $9.49 cents for a 6 pack is a pretty good price.  Before I researched the price, I was thinking to myself that $9.50 would be what I'd be willing to pay.  Then after researching the price, I found out that this was, indeed, the cost of this beer.

“Drink what you like.  Enjoy what you drink.”